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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

Borrego Springs Library and Park Project

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of San Diego is circulating for public review a draft Mitigated Negative Declaration in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the Borrego Springs Library and Park Project. This draft Mitigated Negative Declaration can be reviewed at the Department of General Services (DGS), 5560 Overland Avenue, Suite 410, San Diego, California 92123 and at the public libraries listed below. Comments on this draft Mitigated Negative Declaration must be sent to the DGS address listed above and should reference the Borrego Springs Library and Park Project. The document is available on line http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/general_services/CEQA/CEQA.html and can also be made available electronically by contacting marc.cass@sdcounty.ca.gov.

The Borrego Springs Library and Park project is located 2636 Country Club Road within the community of Borrego Springs in eastern San Diego County, California. The site is not listed on any Government Code listing of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.

The approximately 20.5-acre Borrego Springs Library and Park project site is generally located in the northwest and southwest quadrants of the intersection of Country Club Road and Church Lane, in the unincorporated community of Borrego Springs in San Diego County, California. Regionally, the project is located north of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, east of Warner Springs, south of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains, and west of the Salton Sea.

The proposed project would consist of two separate elements: (1) a new public library facility with a possible attached sheriff substation and expanded community room; and (2) a new public park, both sited on currently undeveloped land immediately west/southwest of Country Club Road and on either side of Church Lane (Figure 2). Church Lane is the westward extension of Sunset Road, and is also known as Diamond Bar Road.

The proposed library/sheriff substation would occupy the eastern 2.8-acre portion of a

26.2-acre parcel (Assessor’s Parcel Number [APN] 198-020-36) in the northwest quadrant of the Country Club Road/Sunset Road/Church Lane intersection. The library/sheriff substation site land would be donated to the County by a private donor. The proposed park would be located across Church Lane from the library/sheriff substation site, on two parcels (APNs 198-020-30 and 198-020-34). These two parcels are currently owned by the County Department of Parks and Recreation and total

17.716.02 acres. Acreages cited in this IS/MND analysis include designated roadway right-of-way on site adjacent to the parcels, which would be incorporated into the park, and would require processing of an encroachment permit. Together with the right-of- way, the proposed park would cover 17.7 acres.

As the library/sheriff substation and park are intended to be design/build projects, project elements are currently represented by conceptual plans, which are presented in Figures 3 and 4, Library/Sheriff Substation Site Plan, and Conceptual Site Plans and Sewer Line Connection, respectively. More detailed plans would be completed as part of the design/build process.

This draft Mitigated Negative Declaration can also be reviewed at the Borrego Springs Branch Library located at 587 Palm Canyon Drive #125, Borrego Springs CA 92004. For additional information regarding the public hearing dates, please contact Marc Cass at (858) 694-2047 or by e-mail at marc.cass@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Comments on this proposed draft Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received no later than Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (a 20-day public review period).

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